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Global Poker Index: Ole Schemion Surges, Now Second in 2014 POY and Overall

Ole Schemion

Each week, the Global Poker Index releases a list of the top 300 tournament poker players in the world using a formula that takes into account a player’s results over six half-year periods. The GPI also ranks the top performers of the year over two six-month periods as calculated by the USA Today Global Poker Index point system.

2014 GPI Player of the Year

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Daniel Colman4141.91-
2Ole Schemion3879.30+7
3Ami Barer3873.15-1
4Davidi Kitai3856.95-1
5Dan Smith3839.04-1
6Mustapha Kanit3567.62-1
7Jason Mercier3545.77-1
8Scott Seiver3480.86-1
9Anatoly Filatov3409.34-1
10Jacob Schindler3384.02-

As far as the 2014 Global Poker Index Player of the Year race is concerned, the week was all about Ole Schemion who as anticipated bolted upward within the top 10 to grab the No. 2 spot behind Daniel Colman. The move was expected thanks to the 22-year-old German’s two big scores at the Master Classics of Poker in Amsterdam where he took second in the €10,250 High Roller then finished seventh in the €4,250 Main Event. Meanwhile Colman hangs onto the lead for a fifth straight week.

The move positions Schemion for a final-month chance at capturing his second straight GPI Player of the Year title after he finished 2013 in the top spot after edging out Daniel Negreanu and Paul Volpe

GPI 300 Top 10

RankPlayerGPI ScoreChange
1Dan Smith4178.40-
2Ole Schemion3948.22+7
3Scott Seiver3720.42-1
4Davidi Kitai3649.88-
5Jason Mercier3621.37-2
6Olivier Busquet3499.51-1
7Byron Kaverman3420.22-1
8Daniel Negreanu3419.08-1
9Martin Jacobson3390.14-1
10Ami Barer3364.22-

Schemion’s showing at the MCOP likewise led to a similar surge up the overall GPI rankings this week, also pushing him into second position behind Dan Smith who enjoyed his 15th-straight week as the leader.

Welcome to the GPI Top 300

RankPlayerTotal Score
222Aaron Lim1796.55
249Ryan Fee1727.96
256Thomas Koral1710.74
257Samuel Chartier1709.51
263Jan Sjavik1700.95
265Andrew Spears1697.65
267Matias Ruzzi1693.62
276Ben Vinson1677.28
288Paul Nunes1658.25
292Matt Jarvis1651.09
294Grzegorz Derkowski1647.74
295Aditya Prasetyo1644.10

Looking down at the other end of the GPI Top 300, a dozen players made upward moves onto the list this week. Among them 2010 November Niner Matt Jarvis made the largest leap from No. 532 all of the way up to No. 292 after notching a win in the C$10,400 High Roller event at the WPT Montreal Playground Poker Fall Classic.

Biggest Gains

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
292Matt Jarvis1651.09+240
257Samuel Chartier1709.51+216
288Paul Nunes1658.25+183
276Ben Vinson1677.28+152
263Jan Sjavik1700.95+117

That boost earned Jarvis the title of the week’s biggest gainer among those in the Top 300, although Samuel Chartier jumped up nearly as much. Chartier went from No. 473 all of the way to No. 257 after finishing fifth in the WPT Montreal Playground Poker Classic Main Event won by Jonathan Jaffe.

Biggest Drops

RankPlayerTotal GPI ScoreChange
297Alexander Dovzhenko1641.02-94
293Chad Eveslage1648.24-64
281Josh Arieh1673.21-61
190Mayu Roca Uribe1894.93-56
161David Vamplew2015.36-52

Meanwhile looking at those slipping the furthest while remaining among the 300 top-ranked tourney players in the world this week, Alexander Dovzhenko suffered the biggest slide, moving down from No. 203 to No. 297.

To view the entire list of 300, visit the official GPI website. While you’re at it, follow the GPI on Twitter and its Facebook page.

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